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As we wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and an enjoyable holiday season, it is fitting to reflect on some positive aspects of this week and next week’s fresh start with the New Year.

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The idea that young people working hard to get a much-desired education don’t have a permanent or safe place to live should be a priority to overcome.

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As President Donald Trump mulls his next choice for U.S. attorney general, we hope he chooses someone with a realistic view of legalized marijuana in Oregon and other states.

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Important national matters elsewhere are still unresolved in the wake of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, but now that the dust has begun to settle from the local campaigns it is time to move on.

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Type fonts at newspapers come in all sorts of sizes, but in the old hot metal days the largest used to be a giant 72 point.

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Bumper stickers proclaim, “Kate Brown is not my governor.” T-shirts, magnets and decals declare, “Donald Trump is not my president.”

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A few words about government transparency: It makes democracy messy for government officials; it makes democracy inconvenient for those who hold power; it makes democracy work.

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Columbia River salmon need all the friends they can get. So why is former Gov. John Kitzhaber still demonizing some of the most knowledgeable and passionate salmon advocates?

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The race for county commissioner between Peter Roscoe and Pamela Wev offers District 3 voters a clear choice in the type of experience they offer.

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Oregon unemployment rates are at historic lows and the state revenue forecast at historic highs. The state’s incumbent governor should be riding a wave of approval into the Nov. 6 election. So…

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The city of Astoria is poised to elect only its third mayor in 27 years on Nov. 6, following in the footsteps of Willis Van Dusen and Arline LaMear.

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There is a wide disparity between U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and the two challengers for her 1st Congressional District seat.

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Oregon was a national pioneer on land use planning. It led the way with the Bottle Bill. Its protection of public beach access is legendary.

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We think Oregon voters should repeal the state’s 31-year-old “sanctuary” statute by approving Ballot Measure 105 on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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It was less than a year ago on this page that we were leading the applause for Clatsop County firefighters who answered the call to help fight wildfires around the region.

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What does Astoria’s Goonies house have in common with Abe Lincoln’s boyhood cabin? Both are examples of humble dwellings that have taken on outsized symbolic importance.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Astorian is joining today with publications around the U.S. to issue a warning about the ongoing assault on America’s free and independent press, one of the paramount …

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Small towns define themselves in many ways. Design is one of them. Some towns muster the gumption to insist on architectural design that responds to the neighborhood for which a building is pr…

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The recent controversy about whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ absurdities should be removed from media platforms has been shaped by his supporters as both a First Amendment and censorsh…

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While there are plenty of things that divide Oregonians, there are three pillars that unite us.

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Free movie showings are back at Fred Lindstrom Memorial Park. And the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department has some generous sponsors to thank.

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If you knew someone’s life was in danger in the rugged forest, would you send a chopper to rescue them within minutes or let them wait three hours while a crew hiked to the site?